Carved in Granite

Carved in Granite

125 Years of Granite Club History

Book - 1999
Rate this:
In 1875, a group of Scots and Canadians accustomed to playing "the roaring game" on the frozen Toronto Bay of Lake Ontario resolved to build themselves a bare bones, covered rink with metered gas lights and outhouses "for the comfort of the members". Thus Toronto's Granite Club was born.

The curlers took up lawn bowling, added other sporting activities and club rooms and moved further north to bigger premises as both the membership and the city grew. In the past 125 years the Granite Club has evolved from a gentlemen's curling club to a multi-sport and social organization for the whole family.

An expanded facility in 1926 allowed the club to hire professionals to train budding athletes as well as enthusiastic members. Over the years, the Granite Club has produced provincial and national champions in curling, skating, hockey, swimming, diving, badminton, and tennis. Their staff and facilities have been a boon to some of Canada's premier athletes.

Publisher: Toronto : Macmillan Canada, c1999.
ISBN: 9780771576362
0771576366
Branch Call Number: 796/.06/871/3541/Aus 6173cg 1
Characteristics: viii, 400 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Barris, Ted (Theodore)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at APL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top